Regulation - Minister

Proposed Process Improvements to Survey Plan Corrections and Distribution

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 43/96
Ontario Regulation 49/01
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Registry Act, Condominium Act, 1998
Summary of Proposal:
Plan Distribution

Land registration regulations require the Province to provide municipal clerks, planning authorities and the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) with a paper copy of survey plans once the original plan is filed in the land registration system.
The proposed amendments to the Minister's Regulations support the move towards a more fully digital land registration services by affording the Province the option to provide an electronic copy of these survey plans to those municipalities who prefer digital delivery over continuing to receive couriered paper plans.
The amendment will also allow ServiceOntario to provide an electronic copy of all deposited and registered plans to the AOLS to support their land surveyor review and oversight mandate under the Surveyors Act.

Plan Correction

Each year a small number (+/- 100) of the survey plans filed in the land registration system require correction by the Examiner of Surveys because an error was found on the plan after it was accepted by the land registrar.
When a plan is ordered to be corrected, Ontario Regulation 43/96 under the Registry Act, requires that the original hardcopy plan stored in the land registry office must be corrected.
The plan correction process is one of the few exceptions that still requires personal attendance at a land registry office.

Under the new process clients will use Teraview (Teranet) to download the official image of their plans for correction. Corrections will be made to the downloaded file and submitted to the Examiner of Surveys as part of the Application for correction. The original plan stored in the land registry office will be marked to show it was corrected.

The Ministry welcomes your feedback and encourages anyone interested to provide comments on this proposal. You may submit your comments to the Regulatory Registry.

Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no new administrative costs or compliance costs associated with this proposal.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
November 29, 2021
Comments Due Date:
January 14, 2022
Contact Address:
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
20 Dundas Street W
4th Floor
Toronto ON M5G 2C2